I have found that the best thing you can do to care for the elderly is to show interest in their lives by asking questions-- for hours, if they have the energy-- and showing, through your willingness to be a part of their life, that they have value and that you love and respect them.
Also, remember that the elderly don't usually handle change or new circumstances very well, and the best thing you can do for them is let them continue in their routines and try not to introduce them to new technology or systems.
by Jane@CM 9 years ago
I looked for a subforum on elderly people, but we don't have one.The last month has been so chaotic, sad & scary.My Aunt broke her back and is currently in a rehabilitation center (Nursing Home) and I'm quite afraid she will not be able to return to living on her own. I take care of her,...
by Devika Primić 7 years ago
Is a mother capable of taking care of her new born and her first child of a year old and seven monthShe has a week old baby and insists on taking care of her fist child do you think it is a good for her mentally to have take care of both her children and especially with a newly born?
by LaThing 8 years ago
What is the best indoor plant in terms of taking care of it?In other words, which indoor plant would be the easiest to ake care of?
by Renee' D. Campbell 8 years ago
How does taking care of a parent make you feel?Our parents raise and took care of us. So what happens when the tables are turned?
by backporchstories 9 years ago
Why is it that in America, the majority fall short of taking care of our ailing and aging parents?It seems like most people are too busy with their lives to be responsible for our aging parents. Too often we look to nursing homes or elderly community living to see to those golden years of the...
by Katmanlou 11 years ago
How hard will it be to get a OTR job after 3 to 4 yrs off taking care of terminal family...members?????
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